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Issue #8, August 2002

Appellate Court Overturns Decision Regarding Implied Preemption of Proposition 65

A California Appeals court has overturned a trial court's decision that granted SmithKline's motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) preempted California's Proposition 65 regarding warnings on nicotine delive


Motion to Lift Stay and Re-Open Case Denied in Two PPA Product Liability Lawsuits

A federal judge upheld a previous decision to stay proceedings in two PPA product liability lawsuits and denied two individual motions to lift stay and re-open the case.


Plaintiff's Motion to Add Doctors as Defendants Ruled 'Futile'

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon denied a plaintiff's motion to add three physicians as defendants in a federal Propulsid products liability lawsuit claiming the action was ''futile.''


Notice of Appeal Filed to Dispute Verdict of First Accutane Trial

The plaintiff in the first Accutane products liability lawsuit to reach a verdict will appeal the jury's decision that the drug did not cause her to suffer from depression.


Federal Judge Grants Motion for Summary Judgment in Celebrex Lawsuit

A company's motion for summary judgment that claimed they were improperly named as a party in the lawsuit and cited the plaintiff's lack of evidence to support allegations that his injuries were caused by Celebrex has been granted by a federal judge in Te


Pennsylvania Woman Files First Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit for Individuals Taking Prempro

A Pennsylvania woman filed what is believed to be the first nationwide class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of Prempro just days after a study designed to evaluate the overall risks and benefits of the drug was abruptly brought to an end.


Federal Judge Rules against the Consolidation of Plaintiffs in Baycol MDL

A motion submitted by the class members of the Baycol Multidisrict Litigation that sought to allow the consolidation of 50 plaintiffs per complaint was denied on grounds that each plaintiff's claims


Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision for Suppression of Expert Witness' Testimony

The decision of a district court to grant summary judgment and preclude the testimony of five expert witnesses in a Parlodel case has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Pharmacy Could Still Be Found Liable for Propulsid Redhibitory Claims and Misrepresentation

A pharmacy's motion to dismiss claims in a Propulsid products liability case was granted in part and denied in part by a federal judge who ruled the pharmacy could still be found liable for redhibition claims and misrepresentation


Motion for Summary Judgment Denied in Part, <br>Granted in Part in Metabolife Case

A federal judge dismissed three out of five claims against the manufacturer of Metabolife 356 in a products liability lawsuit ruling the allegations were subsumed


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